Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian Ministry that works to eliminate poverty housing around the world. Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, serving Black Hawk, Bremer, and Butler Counties, builds simple, decent, affordable homes with families in need, using zero percent interest, no-profit mortgages. Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity has placed 85 families in affordable homes over the past 20 years. Currently, there are 13 Partner Families working for their homes.
Spring Benefit Dinner & Auction March 5, 2010
Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.
Upcoming events: Collegiate Challenges: March 7 - 13, University of Virginia March 14 - 20, University of New Hampshire March 21 - 27, Carleton College March 27, 8:30 AM, Women’s Build Kick-off 659 Lunar Lane March 27, 3:30 PM, Home Dedications 1317 & 1323 Solar Drive April 17 - Construction Auction, old Evan’s Furniture, 9 AM August 16 - 27- Care-A-Vanner Build March 4, 2011 - 12th Annual Spring Benefit Dinner & Auction Call 235-9946 to volunteer! 803 West 5th Street Waterloo, IA 50702 Phone: 319-235-9946 Fax: 319-232-6313 www.heartlandhfh.org Thanks to Karen’s Print-Rite for sponsoring our printing.
Celebrating 19 Years of Building Hope . . Changing Communities . . One House at a Time University of Northern Iowa Slife Ballroo m in the Commons Cedar Falls, Iowa
Schedule of Events 6:00 p.m.
Silent Auction & Social Hour
6:50 p.m. Program Introductions, Karin Blonigan Check Presentations: Oakridge Realtors Prairie Lakes Church Pre-Invocation 2009 Video Collage Created by John Hix Invocation: Sedrick McIntosh Ron Steele, Emcee 7:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 p.m. Live Auction Gary Kroeger, Auctioneer Silent Auction closesâ€” After item 10 of the Live Auction Quilt Raffle Drawing during the break
Menu Gorgonzola Pecan Crunch Salad Corona Dulce Bread Gingered Pork Tenderloin Medallions Or Shrimp Tetrazzini Fresh Parsley Buttered Potatoes Broccoli with Olive Nut Sauce Chocolate Toffee Torte Coffee, Tea or Milk
Acknowledgements 2010 Committee Karin Blonigan, Chair Roxanne Fuller, Co-Chair Gary Blonigan Janet Glaw Catherine Orth Cindy Abbott Zelle
Baskets Sandy Marsau
Centerpieces Jillian Conger Janet Glaw Marjean Huehbner
Auction Item Contributors, Continued
Shear Bliss Pet Salon Deb Shoopman, Blue Moon Quilts Slumberland Furniture Sports Car Club of America, Inc. Starbucks Coffee Co., Cedar Falls Starbucks Coffee Co., Waterloo Sub City, Waverly Target Tenebaum's Jewelry Texas Roadhouse The Brown Bottle, Waterloo The Home Depot The Ivy Trellis The Mandolin Inn The Other Place The Pampered Chef, Carol Olson The Printery and Northwoods Paper & Supply Co. The Victorian House The Waverly Newspapers Thompson Shoes Valley Park Lanes Bowling Center Village Inn, Waterloo Wal-Mart, Waterloo Wal-Mart, Waverly Wartburg College Wartburg Community Symphony Waterfalls Full Service Car Wash Waterloo Black Hawks Waterloo Community Playhouse Waterloo Golf Headquarters Waterloo Implement, Inc. Waterloo Industries Waverly Bowl Inn Waverly Health Center Waverly Home Bakery Waverly Leisure Services Waverly Tire Co. Waverly Veterinary Clinic Hank and Lorene Wellnitz Lauri Young Younkers, Crossroads Ziggy's Domino Pizza, Waverly
Auction Item Contributors, Continued
Sandy and John Marsau Martin Brothers Distributing Co., Inc. Bev and Stan McCadam McGregor Furniture Company Menard's, Incorporated Merle Normal Cosmetics Francis W. Meyer Meyer Pharmacy Miracle Car wash Mont Rest Inn Montage Moo Roo Ice Cream, Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy Moose Creek Candles, Dotty McKee Marilyn Newman, 3 Friends Catering Noah's Nourishing Massage Jim and Mary Norton Nuss Family Chiropractic Oasis Tanning O'Donnell Ace Hardware Organized For You, Jessica M. Crouch Catherine and Marvin Orth Oster Regent Panera Bread, SLB of Iowa PDCM Insurance Peppercorn Pantry Pepper's Grill & Sports Pub Perkins Restaurant Public Affairs CN, Canada Pump Haus Pub & Grill Purses Galore Quilting Like Crazy! Rada Cutlery Rainbow Florist Red Lobster Restaurants Riddle's Jewelry Rhonda Roberts, 3 Friends Catering Scheels All Sports, Cedar Falls Gerald Schmitz Katherine Schurman Scott's Electric Company Screaming Eagle American Bar & Grill Shaklee Barry Associates & Barry Piano Studio
Thank you for attending our 11th Annual Spring Benefit Auction & Dinner. Please walk around and look at the great donations in our silent and live auction. We’re sure there’s an item or two with your name on it☺ If you have any questions about the auction items, please ask a team member. We are here tonight to provide the dream of home ownership for the next Habitat Family. Without you, our community supporters, our sponsors, our auction item donors, and our volunteers, this event would not be successful. Our average Habitat new home cost is $70,000. Last year’s Benefit netted $47,225. You can help us reach our goal of building a home with tonight’s proceeds! Since 1990, IH HFH has built or rehabilitated 81 homes. We have 5 homes in progress; 3 in Waterloo, 2 in Waverly, and 8 to start soon; 6 in Waterloo, 1 in Cedar Falls, and 1in Parkersburg. Each home owner is required to work 300 hours, with 100 of those hours worked prior to being accepted as a Partner Family. Habitat Homes are not hand outs, but rather a hand up. Each Partner Family works to be accepted, and re-pays a monthly mortgage at 0% interest after closing. Ron Steele is our Celebrity Emcee and our Celebrity Auctioneer is Gary Kroeger. Both Ron and Gary have supported this chapter for many years; we are delighted to have them back; and we are looking forward to another successful and lively auction. Thank you, both, for your continued commitment to us. A special thanks goes to the volunteers from the
college Habitat Chapters. They did item carryin, valet parking, item carry-out and clean up! Thank you for making this event possible! We hope that you enjoy yourselves this evening. Take pride in the fact that you are helping the next Habitat Family to realize the dream of home ownership. Have fun, and please bid with your hearts☺ Sincerely, The Auction Committee
Sponsors Way Over the Roof Sponsor ($10,000) Prairie Lakes Church Over the Roof Plus Sponsor Oakridge Realtors ($4,000) Over the Roof Sponsor ($3,000) KWWL TV, In Kind Roof Plus Sponsor ($1,600) Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Black Hawk & Bremer County Chapters Roof Sponsors ($1,000) Benton Sand and Gravel Inc. Gary & Karin Blonigan Midwest Contractors, Inc. Nooren Realtors R & N Investment Properties, L.C. U S Bank Warren Transport, Inc. Structure Sponsors ($500) Black Hawk Plumbing Financial Resource Advisors Inc. Karen's Print-Rite/Pro Sign, In Kind Pro-Build North Spahn & Rose Foundation Sponsors ($300) BNKD, Inc. Real Estate Development Dr. David P. Bottke, DDS Bremer County Mutual Insurance Assoc. Cedar Falls Community Credit Union Ceilley Insulation, Craig Industries CUNA Mutual Insurance Group John Deere Waterloo Operations Magee Construction Co. Martinson Construction Company, Inc. OnMedia, In Kind Brad & Mollie Strouse
Auction Item Contributors, Continued
John Eastland Ecker's Flowers & Greenhouses, Inc. El Senor Tequila Authentic Mexican Food Facets by Susong Family Video Store Farmers Coop First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Falls Flowerama of America, Inc. John Focht Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Ctr Gary's Restaurant George's TV & Appliance Janet and Norman Glaw Deb Goken, The Pampered Chef Hair Tech Studios Marv Heller Heritage Art Galleries & Frame Shoppe Jan Hix John Hix Homestead House Hy-Vee Grocery Store, Crossroads Interiors by Decorating Den Iowa State Penitentiary Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel Dale and Sara Jansen Jefferson Street Auto Jerry Roling Motors Inc. JIVA Lifestyle & Salonspa John Deere Waterloo Operations Johnson's Bakery Jumer's Casino & Hotel James Kerns Kitchen Essentials Klima Small Animal Clinic Kuennen's Automotive Clinic, Inc. Kurt Warner, First Things First Foundation Art Kurtt Kwik Star Ann Marie Loeb, L.E. Love & Lace Lowes Maple Lanes Bowling Center Marcus Theatres Corporation
Auction Item Contributors Acupuncture & Chinese Medical Clinic AJ's Eatery & Spirits Jeanette Alton Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar - Cedar Falls Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar - Waterloo Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar - Waverly Austin's Interiors & Design B. E. Mick's Barmuda Corporation Basket of Daisies Bella Nails & Boutique Best Buy Black Hawk Hotel, Cedar Falls Gary and Karin Blonigan Gary and Donna Brown Bundle of Joy Baby & Maternity Burg Construction Inc. C U Restaurant Carlos O' Kelly's Mexican CafĂŠ Cedar Valley Singers Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Classic Cleaner Classic Kitchen & Bath Douglas Cole, Wheel-Thrown Stoneware Art Pottery Cottonwood Canyon Gourmet Coffee Coverall Advertising & Promotion Inc Craft-Cochran Screenprint & Embroidery Craw Daddy Outdoors Crazy to Quilt, Shop Jon and Ronelle Crews Office of Governor Chet Culver Cup of Joe Dara Lea Basketry, Sally Darragh Dermatology Associates Design Studio Dierks Tree Transplant Doughy Joey's Peetza Joynt Helen Duncan East Bremer Diner Dr. Robert E. Ebert, DC
Sponsors, continued Double Door Sponsor ($200) Carney, Alexander, Marold & Co. Front Door Sponsors ($100) Ameriprise Financial Services anonymous Black Hawk County Abstract & Title and Settlement Services Black Hawk Insurance Services BMC Aggregates Care Initiatives, Ravenwood Bob Claassen, Realtor, Cardinal Real Estate Development, LLC Den Herder Veterinary Hospital Uyntha Duncan First National Bank/Waverly /Cedar Falls/Plainfield Grundy National Bank John & Patricia A. Higby Kuennen's Automotive Clinic, Inc. Mike Fereday Heating & Air Conditioning Linda and Bob Morgan State Bank & Trust Co. State Farm Insurance Waterloo Lumber Co WBC Mechanical Youngblut Contracting, Inc.
Collegiate Challenge Thank You! Thank you to Maple Lanes Bowling Center, Valley Park Lanes Bowling Center, Waterloo Black Hawks and Public Affairs CN, Canada. They provided bowling and hockey tickets to all 38 Collegiate Challenge volunteers coming to work in our area this March!
Live Auction List 1. Douglas Cole 3rd Annual Habitat Bowl Douglas Cole, Sumner artist, maker of wheel-thrown, electric fired, food safe Stoneware Art Pottery, has designed another one-of-a-kind, third in the series piece for us. This year’s creation is a nicely weighted bowl 9 1/2 inches across and 5 3/4" high. It is signed and numbered, banded with earthy shades shot with soft blue and green, and topped off with a raised Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity logo on the upper perimeter. Douglas is already planning next year’s creation. FMV: $200. Opening bid: $75 2. Build Your Own Forest Bid on a live 8 to 10 foot tall Colorado spruce tree. If you win the bid you can have your tree planted on your lot, your children’s lot, or on the next Habitat Family’s lot. Donated by annual Habitat donor Dierks Tree Service. FMV: $450. Minimum bid: $200. 3. “Follow Me” by Jan Hix No time to get away and dip your toes in the ocean? Taking home this original oil, hand painted by Jan Hix, would be an excellent way to make yourself feel much better in the mean time. "Follow Me", framed size 27" x 33", will give you that get-away-feeling every time you look at it. FMV: $200. Opening bid: $50. Did you know? Of every dollar that you contribute to Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, only 8% goes toward nonprogram expenses.
92% goes directly into building the next Habitat Home.
Silent Auction List, continued 95. University of Iowa Collectibles 96. One month of free piano lessons from Barry Piano Studio 97. Go Organic 98. The Ultimate Bowling Party 99. A Well-Equipped Garden 100. Your Just Desserts - 1 100. Waterloo Industries Tool Tote plus Handisaw 101. Waterloo Industries Tool Tote plus Vintage Plane Clock 102. Native Prairie Grasses 103. Marv Heller Double-Sided Quilt Rack We regret any names that did not get listed after the printing of our program. Please note that auction packages may have changed slightly, as items are added after publication.
Did you know? Habitat for Humanity International has built over 350,000 homes worldwide, providing shelter for over 1,750,000 people in more than 3,000 communities. Habitat has a presence in more than 90 countries and in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. HFHI has started the Haiti initiative with a goal to serve 50,000 families in need of housing because of the recent earthquake in that country. Visit habitat.org for information.
Silent Auction List, continued 65. Chenille Bear 66. Pampered Chef Appetizer Plates & Caddy 67. Ready for Santa 68. Bunch O' Lunch / Waterloo 69. Your Very Own Garden Building 70. Bundle of Joy for Girls 71. Rustic Black Bear Cub Lamp 72. 4-Plex John Deere Bird House 73. Rainbow Florists Warm-toned Florals 74. John Focht Painted Chair 75. Art Kurtt's Hand Carved Christmas Ornaments 76. 3 Dozen Karin's Big Filled Raspberry Frosted Cookies 77. Art Kurtt's Hand Carved Standing Valentine 78. Cottonwood Canyon for You! 79. Lunch with Cedar Falls Mayor Jon and Ronelle Crews 80. Valley Park Lanes Bowling Party for 8 81. The Essential Kitchen 82. Dinner and a Movie / Cedar Falls 83. Gifts Ready to Go 84. Helen Duncan Take, Bake & Serve Dinner for 6 85. Family Night - Waverly 86. Favorite Things 87. Waterloo Brown Bottle Home Dinner Party for 10 88a. Mont Rest Inn 2 Nights with Dinner-A 88b. Mont Rest Inn 2 Nights with Dinner-B 89. Indulge Yourself 90. Bunch O' Lunch / Cedar Falls 91. The Well Equipped Kitchen 92. Jumer's Casino & Hotel 93. Moo Roo Sundae 94. Living Well in Waverly
Live Auction List, continued 4. Let's Sail Away Drive 3 hours to Lake City, Minnesota and enjoy 4 hours of sailing on Lake Pepin with Habitat Care-A-Vanners Jim and Mary Norton as your captains. They will share their sail boat with up to 4 people. The day includes lunch on board, or at a favorite restaurant. Your sail must be scheduled between June and the end of July, 2010. FMV: $400. Minimum bid: $200. 5. Florence Italy from the Pointe Vecchio Take home this striking digitally-enhanced photograph of Florence Italy from the Pointe Vecchio, taken and produced by John Hix, Habitat’s Associate Director. The 24x36 stretcher mount frame is made of recycled 2 by 4’s from a Habitat building site. FMV: $225. Opening bid: $60
6. Adopt-a-Grandma Just when you thought there were no unique gifts to be found; we bring you Lena. She has moveable arms, hands and legs. Lena’s waiting for you to adopt her and take her home, to the office, to your mother-law’s, or to your best friend’s next party. Just pop her into your car and be certain to fasten her seatbelt. Donated by Katherine Schurman. FMV: $350 7. Slumberland Burgundy Leather Sofa If you win the bid, we can deliver this beautiful Natuzzi burgundy leather sofa, 91"long by 38" by 39". Just picture this in you living room or office or recreation room. Let’s face it; you know that your sofa at home is looking a little sad, and we can help you with that! Donated by Slumberland Furniture. FMV: $1,400. Minimum bid: $600.
Live Auction List, continued 8. Wartburg All-Sports You are bidding on an Orange-Level Membership of the Wartburg College Athletics Booster Club. You will receive (2) all sport season ticket passes for the 2010 - 2011 Season plus a 12-can cooler and 2 collapsible chairs so you are ready for tail gating. Donated by Wartburg College and the Waverly WalMart. FMV: $80
9. Men's Seiko Bracelet Watch Isn’t it about time that we had some bling for the men? Well, here it is. This elegant and stylish men's bracelet-style watch from Facets by Susong would be a fine addition to any man’s dresser. FMV: $325. Minimum bid: $100.
10. Via Panera Catered Lunch for 10 Think about treating your next work or committee meeting, or about providing lunch for the Habitat Collegiate Challenge. Panera Bread Bakery-Café has donated one of their specialties, a catered lunch for 10 people. Your lunch includes assorted sandwiches, salads, chips, cookies their trademark French Baguettes. FMV: $120. BREAK: CLOSE the SILENT AUCTION Quilt Raffle Drawing
11. Rocky Mountain High Enjoy a 5-night stay in a beautiful vacation home located 12 miles south of Jefferson, Colorado. Sleeps up to twelve people and has all the amenities. This year’s proceeds will be targeted to the Habitat 2010 Women’s Build. Donated by Gary & Donna Brown. FMV: $2075. Minimum bid: $400.
Silent Auction List, continued 32. Shop 'Till You Drop / Waverly - Then Relax 33. Goldfinch by Greg Bordignon 34. Mont Rest Moon River Cabin - 4 Nights 35. Bella for You 36. Helen Duncan's Fresh Breads 37. Child's Rocker, animal print 38. Chenille Bunny 39. Child's Rocker, flag print 40. Ready for the Game 41. SCCA 2010 Championship Runoffs 42. Guy Stuff 43. Governor's Mansion signed watercolor 44. University of Iowa Basketball Plus Collectibles 45. Dinner / Theater Cedar Falls 46. Your Just Desserts - 2 47. Signed Kurt Warner Color Photo 48. Soft Green and Earthy Florals 49. Interiors by Decorating Den Consultation 50. Dinner / Symphony Waverly 51. Compact Refrigerator 52. 4-Plex John Deere Round Bird House 53. For your Christmas Table 54. The Mandolin Inn B & B, Dubuque 55. Native Grasses in Glazed Chocolate Vase 56. Elvis Presley's 4010 John Deere Tractor 57. Pizza and a Movie 58. Black Hawks Against Team USA 59. Maple Lanes Bowling Party for 8 60. Dinner and a Movie / Waterloo 61. Elsie Laird Original Floral Pastel - A 62. Pamper Yourself 63. Elsie Laird Original Floral Pastel - b 64. Cedar Valley Sings for You
Silent Auction List 1. Decorative 36" by 48" Mirror 2. Marv Heller Couch Tray Table 3. Teacher's Book Vintage Dick and Jane, Page 25 4. Decorate Your Garden 5. Teacher's Book Vintage Dick and Jane, Page 18 6. Bunch O' Lunch / Waverly 7. Riddle's Jewelry 2-Tone Diamond Circle Pendant 8. Iowa State Collectibles 9. Tuscan Pitcher with Yellow Florals 10. Bunch of Brunch 11. The Great Outdoors 12. Get Your Own RV Experience 13. Younkers Crossroads Gift Basket 14. Game Room 15. Doughy Joey's “Peetza for a Year” 16. Dinner / Theatre Waterloo & Des Moines 17. Digital Flat HDTV Antenna 18. Douglas Cole Art Pottery Vase 19. The Waterloo Isle of Capri 20. Northern Iowa Collectibles 21. "That's My Puppy - Black Lab" by artist Jim Killen. 22. Acupuncture by Tara J. Anderson 23. Home Essentials 24. Classic Kitchen and Bath for You 25. Design Studio Spring Topiary 26. Lasagna Dinner for 12 27. An Evening in Cedar Falls 28. Tenebaum's Jewelry Sterling and Diamond Swirl Necklace 29. Pamper Your Puppy 30. For a Better You 31. Wild Rose Ginger Jar Floral Arrangement
Live Auction List, continued 12. Mont Rest Inn Romantic Getaway This trip includes 5 night’s lodging in one of their Luxury Rooms, and those fabulous gourmet breakfasts. You also get to pick 2 of the following: Murder Mystery for two, in room therapeutic massage for two, scenic day-long Mississippi riverboat excursion in the summer, or a ski package to one of the two local downhill ski resorts in winter. Summer also includes a picnic lunch and winter also includes a Wine/Cheese candlelight hors d`oeuvre party. This is a wonderful getaway to Iowa's most luxurious Bed and Breakfast. Donated by Mont Rest Inn, Bellevue, Iowa.. FMV: $1097.8. Minimum bid: $485. 13. Charmglow LP gas Patio Heater Extend the season of your outdoor activities with this Charmglow Copper-Plated LP gas Patio Heater. It has wheels for easy movement, adjustable controls, maximum 40,000BTU's, and measures 87.8" high by 32.3 " deep. For outdoor use only. FMV: $269. Minimum bid: $65. 14. "The Crossing Wolves" by Terry Isaac Bid on this artist signed, double matted and professionally framed, numbered, certified, limited edition, 1231 of 2500 print titled The Crossing Wolves" by artist Terry Isaac. It is a dynamic depiction of a mother wolf and her 4 half-grown pups. The framed size is "39 1/2" X 271/2 ". Donated by Dr. Charles & Dr. Pam Klima FMV: $475. Minimum bid: $100
Live Auction List, continued 15. Your Very Own Red Park Bench You can take home your very own red park bench, made and donated by Catherine and Marvin Orth. The footprint on the floor is 52" X 23", it’s 37" high, and it’s great to sit on. The bench is painted to be used either indoors or outdoors. FMV: $100 16. In the Pink with John Deere Check out this 36" John Deere pink floral (yes, pink) wagon with wood stake sides, heavy duty steel construction and wheels. The wagon is filled with: a pink John Deere sweatshirt, John Deere books and toys, a Pink John Deere print 43" X 55" fleece throw, and an ERTL Dealer Edition die cast metal 1/16 scale John Deere 430 tractor. Donated by John Deere Waterloo Operations. FMV: $250. 17. Workin’ For Habitat You can be the first to wear our new Habitat logo fleece jacket, now available on our web site. This one is gray, size XL. Inside your AWP ToughWear 18 Inch Tool Tote you will find a Thrivent water bottle, a Scheels cap, Menards work gloves, and a RYOBI 4.8 Amp Jig Saw with Laser, LED & Bag. FMV: $135. 18. Bundle of Joy for Boys This wonderful baby gift includes a Bunnies by the Bay, one of a kind, boys heirloom sailor set, size 0 - 6 mo., with a cute sailor hat. You also receive a Stephan Baby boy album and frame set, a blue Baby Picolino diaper bag, a hooded infant towel, a White wicker sided wooden-wheeled toy basket, and a Gundt baby "Crashing" Hammer for the future Habitat volunteer. Donated by Bundle of Joy Baby & Maternity FMV: $192.
Live Auction List, continued 19. A day of Golf in Waverly Your day starts with Jeanette Alton's Aprons Ala Carte Habitat 2010 golf apron, a golf cap, 15 Power Distance golf balls, 1/2 hour on the golf simulator, a NIKE blue golf bag, donated by Waverly Tire Co. and 4 rounds of golf with 2 carts donated by Waverly Leisure Services. FMV: $320. Minimum bid: $115. 20. 22" 1080P LED HD TV Up for bid is an Insignia 22" 1080P LED HD TV. It is Energy Star Qualified and accepts PC input to double as a monitor. This size could go almost anywhere. Donated by Best Buy. FMV: $279.99. Minimum bid: $100. Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity STAFF Director—Linda Morgan Associate Director—John Hix Construction Manager—Troy Blakestad Volunteer Coordinator/Family Services Director - Amanda Herold-Mahncke Site Supervisor—Steve King Site Supervisor - John Tschetter
BOARD of DIRECTORS President - Steve Sesterhenn Vice President - Brad Strouse Treasurer—Dean Gipp Secretary - Ann Wortham Matt Boyd Gary Brown Bob Claassen Michael Cook Uyntha Duncan Sedrick Mcintosh Jim Norton Heather Scannell Helen Seenster David SmolikHagen Cora Turner